A Mw5.4 earthquake struck about 17 mi (27 km) southeast of Adiyaman (pop. ~270,000) at 00:34 UTC (03:34 local time) on April 24, according to the Turkish Kandilli Observatory and Earthquake Research Institute (KOERI). The epicentre was at a depth of 8 mi (13 km). The United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported a slightly lower magnitude of Mw5.2 at a shallower depth of 6 mi (10 km) at a similar location. As of 14:00 on April 24, two houses had been destroyed, 75 houses had been se...
In the late afternoon local time of Sunday April 15, a tornado touched down in Greensboro, Guilford County, North Carolina, travelling 34 mi (55 km) and reaching a maximum rating of EF-2 on the Enhanced Fujita scale, according to the National Weather Service (NWS). The NWS damage survey estimated that the maximum path width of the tornado was 500 yards (460 m), causing a broad swath of destruction. The estimated maximum wind speed was 135 mph (217 km/hr). According to the Greensboro C...
Severe Tropical Cyclone Keni (19P), the eighth named storm of the 2017-18 South Pacific cyclone season, formed on April 8 over open water in the South Pacific. Keni rapidly intensified and bypassed to the southwest of Fiji’s largest island of Viti Levu on April 10 as a Category 3 severe tropical cyclone on the Fiji Meteorological Service tropical cyclone intensity scale, equivalent to a Category 1 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale (SSHWS). The system continued to in...
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